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Herts. Minerals Local Plan consultation

Posted by hertswow on March 8, 2019 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The Herts. Minerals Local Plan consultation ends on 2nd March:

We invite consultees to submit comments on the Regulation 19 Proposed Submission Minerals Local Plan document regarding the four tests of "soundness (PDF 141KB)" Opening in a new window.

.. over a ten week period starting at 9am on Monday 14 January 2019 and ending at 5pm on Friday 22 March 2019. Please ensure that responses reach us by the closing date.


The county council ...

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UK Consultations on Deposit Return Schemes, Extended Producer Responsibility and Consistency

Posted by hertswow on March 4, 2019 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Press release, 18th February 2019

"Government launches consultations to overhaul the waste system, cut plastic pollution, and move towards a more circular economy."



Consultations on Deposit Return Schemes, Extended Producer Responsibility and Consistency

Reply by Monday 13th May 2019

Deposit Return Schemes:


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Environmental Permit issued

Posted by hertswow on February 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Environment Agency has now issued an environmental permit for a waste incinerator proposd by Veolia for Ratty's Lane, Hoddesdon, Herts.: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/en11-0rf-veolia-es-hertfordshire-limited-environmental-permit-issued?utm_source=29ab7080-d03b-4e62-9f25-8d936314f6f9&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link

Permit number: EPR/SP3038DY.

Incinerator; PINS Inspector's report to MHCLG: timetable announced

Posted by hertswow on February 5, 2019 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Application by Veolia ES (Hertfordshire) Ltd

Site Address: 2 Ratty's Lane, HODDESDON, Hertfordshire, EN11 0RF

Tim Salter of the Planning Inspectorate has just notified us that:

"The Inspector’s report has been sent to the Secretary of State for consideration ... a decision

will be issued on or before 7 May 2019."

Reminder: PINS Inspector's report to MHCLG:

Posted by hertswow on February 3, 2019 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The Planning Inspectorate's Report on the Rattys Lane, Hoddesdon, incinerator proposal is expected  to be sent to the Secretary of State by 4th February.

Note, if registered for such notification: "You will be advised, following submission of the Inspector’s report to the Secretary of State, of the timetable set for the Secretary of State’s decision in accordance with the requirements of Schedule 2 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, where appl...

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A welcome message for 2019

Posted by hertswow on January 1, 2019 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (1)

+++ BEST WISHES FOR 2019! +++

Several of the items in this morning's Today programme were relevant to sustainable living, materials and waste, notably:

BBC Radio 4 Today programme, 08:20-08:23

Samantha Harding of CPRE explains about how much of the materials, especially plastics, that were exported to China are sent elsewhere or incinerated here in the UK.


"too much incineration ... a...

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Environment Bill - draft clauses

Posted by hertswow on December 20, 2018 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)
Via Defra, the Environment Secretary has published draft clauses on "environmental principles and governance to be included in an ambitious, broader Environment Bill set for introduction next year. ...". These comprise:
  • Environmental principles 
  • The Office for Environmental Protection
  • The 25 Year Environment Plan

Core elements


Herts. Waste Partnership is cited in the R&W Strategy

Posted by hertswow on December 19, 2018 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)
CONGRATULATIONS to the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership which has been recognised for its exemplary work in combatting fly-tipping on a planned and co-ordinated basis: 

Resources & Waste Strategy for England, 18th December 2018 (pages 90-91)

4.1.3 Launching a ‘fly-tipping toolkit’ 

"There are examples of good practice that can be drawn on, for example the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership which brought together a...

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Consultation relating to an existing industrial liquid waste treatment plant

Posted by hertswow on December 19, 2018 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Closes 18 Jan 2019, Opened 18 Dec 2018: https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/psc/al3-6rp-veolia-es-uk-limited/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link

"We are seeking your comments on an environmental permit application received from Veolia ES (UK) Limited for

Redbournbury Treatment Plant, Redourn Road, Hertfordshire, AL3 6PR"

See the Non Technical Summary document for details: "Adding a scheduled activity 5.3A(1)(a)(ii) – disposal or recovery of hazardous ...

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Defra's Resources & Waste Strategy

Posted by hertswow on December 18, 2018 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Defra has now published the UK Government's Resources & Waste Strategy for England: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/resources-and-waste-strategy-for-england" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link


  • This sets out a long-term strategy rather than explicit policies.
  • It proposes a policy direction consistent with previous announcements including the 25 Year Environment Plan..
  • That direction is toward a circular economy of materials ...
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